Former intern named executive directorSustainable San Mateo County has named Adrienne Etherton of San Mateo as its executive director, replacing Kari Binley. Ms. Etherton has been with SSMC for a year, moving from an intern with the energy program into the administrator role.
A native of Columbia, Illinois, she graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in industrial engineering.
After moving to San Mateo in 2008, she became interested in sustainability, studying environmental science and taking many courses in energy efficiency and green building from PG&E's Pacific Energy Center.
Her recent role as administrator and program manager involved her in nearly all aspects of the organization, including development, event coordination, program management, and office administration.